Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how CSF Tools, LLC uses and protects any information that you give us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with personal information through csf.tools, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This document describes the privacy practices of CSF Tools, LLC. For information on the privacy policy of our hosting platform, WordPress.com, visit their privacy policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, csf.tools collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Csf.tools’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how csf.tools’ visitors use its website. From time to time, csf.tools may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

csf.tools also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Csf.tools does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to csf.tools choose to interact with csf.tools in ways that require csf.tools to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that csf.tools gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our comment system to provide a username and email address.

In each case, csf.tools collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with csf.tools. Csf.tools does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like downloaded premium content.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Csf.tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on csf.tools’ behalf or to provide services available through csf.tools, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using csf.tools, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

csf.tools will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, csf.tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when csf.tools believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CSF Tools, LLC, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a csf.tools website and have supplied your email address, csf.tools may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with csf.tools and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Csf.tools takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of personal information

We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services, or participate in the WordPress open source project in any other way.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Legal grounds for processing personal information

We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:

  • our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
  • explicit consent that you have given;
  • legal obligations.

Access to data

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this section.

Csf.tools user accounts can be edited by following these steps:

  1. Visit https://csf.tools/wp-login.php, and enter your username and password.
  2. You will be redirected back to the front page or the page you started at.
  3. Click the user avatar in the upper-right corner of the screen and select “edit.”.

If you would like to request access to your account data, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://csf.tools/contact/.
  2. Enter your contact informaton using the email you registered for the website with.
  3. State in the message you would like to receive a copy of your information.

Note: If you have a csf.tools account, it’s recommended you log in before submitting to associate your account with the request.

Retention of personal information

We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to, for the success of the programs that support csf.tools. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.

CSF Tools, LLC will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives of the csf.tools website.

When deletion is requested or otherwise required, we will anonymise the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records of the csf.tools website.

Rights in relation to your information

You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
  • object to our processing of your personal information; and/or
  • withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).

If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy policy.

Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to other websites provided by third parties not under our control. When following a link and providing information to a 3rd-party website, please be aware that we are not responsible for the data provided to that third party. This privacy policy only applies to websites operated by CSF Tools, LLC, including csf.tools. So when you visit other websites, even when you click on a link posted on csf.tools, you should read their own privacy policies.

Aggregated Statistics

csf.tools may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, csf.tools may reveal how many times a particular page was viewed or report on which content is the most popular. However, csf.tools does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.

Cookies

Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CSF Tools, LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at CSF Tools, LLC’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.